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CORNERS OF CORNWALL

Taking in the beautiful West Country of England, this tour has it all, from history and architecture, to breath-taking scenery and fine food. See wild ponies in the Dartmoor National Park, visit Doc Martin's Port Isaac and explore a maritime past in Falmouth. Enjoy regional specialities including Cornish Pasties, cream teas and a meal at Rick Stein's renowned 'The Seafood Restaurant'.

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KEY FEATURES

Duration:
7 days/ 6 nights

Regions visited:
South West of England

Start point:
Central London

End point:
Central London

Customizable:
No

Additional information:
Maximum group size 18 passengers.

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ITINERARY

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DAY ONE

Wells and the Dartmoor National Park

Corners of Cornwall Tour - Dartmoor

Dartmoor National Park, Cornwall

Departing London, we set off on our adventure to England's beautifully eclectic west country. We travel to the tiny market town of Wells, really no larger than a small town, Wells has city status owing to its elegant cathedral and Bishop's Palace. Explore Vicar's close (the oldest continuously inhabited medieval street in Europe) or the local shops and tea rooms before we continue to Dartmoor National Park. As the landscape changes we meander through beautiful country lanes, over ancient stone bridges and through dramatic rolling countryside where wild ponies roam. Tonight we stay in the heart of the arresting Dartmoor National Park where we will enjoy a welcome dinner together.

accommodationAccommodation: Two Bridges Hotel (or similar), Dartmoor National Park - dinner included.

attractionsHighlights: Wells Cathedral and Bishop's Palace and the Dartmoor National Park.

DAY TWO

The North Cornish Coast, Port Isaac and Padstow village

Continuing through the county of Devon in to the Cornish Peninsula, we make our way to the rugged cliffs and bays of the north coast of Cornwall. Here we visit the picturesque fishing village of Port Isaac; better known as Port Wen the town famously featured in the television series Doc Martin and you'll enjoy time to explore the familiar sights of the town. Then onwards along the coast to Padstow to enjoy a true highlight as lunch is served at 'The Seafood Restaurant', the flagship establishment of British television chef Rick Stein which serves a mouth-watering selection of locally sourced seafood and international dishes. Walk-off your food with a stroll around the scenic harbour town afterwards before we make our way to seaside town Falmouth, our base for the next two nights.

accommodationAccommodation: Greenbank Hotel (or similar), Falmouth – speciality lunch included today.

attractionsHighlights: Port Isaac, Padstow, Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant and Falmouth.

DAY THREE

St Michael's Mount and St Ives

This morning we make our way to the is the fascinating and historical site at St Michael's Mount. We'll travel over the sea by boat to the island from the bustling little Cornish town of Marazion to discover the medieval castle and delve into the island's past. Later we head south to the furthest corners of Cornwall and to the delightful fishing town of St Ives where we can wander the cobbled streets between tiny fishermen's cottages to uncover the legend, history and tradition of this ancient town. Walk along the sweeping bay or discover art at one of only two Tate galleries outside of London. Later, we return to Falmouth for an evening at leisure.

accommodationAccommodation: Greenbank Hotel (or similar), Falmouth.

attractionsHighlights: St Ives, Tate Gallery and St Michael's Mount.

DAY FOUR

Corners of Cornwall Tour - Falmouth

Falmouth Harbour, Cornwall

The Tregothnan Estate and the Fowey Estuary

There's a treat for the green-fingered as we set off to explore Tregothnan, a beautiful historic house. Set amidst Cornwall's largest estate Tregothnan is the historic seat of the Boscawen family; a member of the gardening team gives us a private tour of the expansive grounds and the tea plantation, where we learn all about tea grown in England. We then wind our way through the Cornish countryside before arriving in the charming town of Fowey, our base for the next two nights.

accommodationAccommodation: Fowey Hotel, Fowey – dinner included

attractionsHighlights: Tregothan and Fowey.

DAY FIVE

Freetime in Fowey Village

Today is a free day with no group plans allowing you to relax and discover Fowey village at your leisure. Fowey is a typical Cornish fishing town, a centuries-old settlement nestling on the steep banks of the Fowey estuary. Visit the local museum, aquarium or St Catharine's Castle fort overlooking the harbour before wandering the cobbled streets or taking a boat trip out on the sea. By afternoon why not sit back in one of the coffee-shops and eateries overlooking the quaint harbour to watch the mussel boats sail back into the harbour, or seek out a friendly local pub for a local ale and sample the local delicacy – a Cornish pasty.

accommodationAccommodation: The Fowey Hotel (or similar), Fowey.

attractionsHighlights: Discover the fishing town of Fowey.

DAY SIX

Corners of Cornwall Tour - Palperro

Polperro, Cornwall

Polperro Village, Buckfast Abbey and Lyme Regis

Leaving Fowey, we make our way along the south Cornish coast, with a stop at Polperro fishing village before we leave the county behind us. Passing back in to Devon we visit the magnificent Buckfast Abbey a site which dates back to the 11th century and is home to Benedictine monks, the impressive abbey itself and beautiful gardens. Then onwards through the green hills of Dorset; to the county's principal town of Lyme Regis, home to Jane Austen's heroines from her classics such as the novel Persuasion. We may have a chance to gain views of the Jurassic Coast before hanging up our hats in Hawkchurch, near Lyme Regis, for a farewell dinner together.

accommodationAccommodation: Fairwater Head Hotel (or similar), near Lyme Regis - dinner included.

attractionsHighlights: Polperro, Buckfast Abbey, Lyme Regis, the Jurassic Coast and a farewell dinner.

DAY SEVEN

Wiltshire and Salisbury

The final leg of our journey takes us over the county border we follow the old Roman road in to ancient Wiltshire. We'll pass over the grassy plains and rolling downs of before arriving in the eerie landscapes of the Salisbury Plain home to ancient prehistoric sites and features. We'll head for Salisbury itself, home to one of England's finest cathedral cities; the cathedral boasts England's tallest spire, Europe's oldest working clock and is also home to an original copy of the Magna Carta. After exploring the cobbled streets of this ancient market town we return East to the metropolis of London, a world away from the sedate Cornish coasts. Tour ends around 5.30pm.

attractionsHighlights: Salisbury and Salisbury Cathedral.

MAP

Corners of Cornwall Tour Map 2018 - Small Group Tours of England

INCLUSIONS

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arrowUNIQUE FEATURES

  • Enjoy lunch at Rick Stein's 'The Seafood Restaurant' in Padstow.
  • Wander through Cornwall's largest private estate accompanied by a member of the estate's gardening team.
  • Drive along single-track roads in the heart of Dartmoor National Park.
  • Enjoy a two-night stay in Falmouth, located at the entrance to the third largest harbour in the world and a free-day in Fowey fishing village.
  • Maximum group-size of 18 passengers for that intimate touring experience.

arrowWHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 6 nights in charming boutique accommodation
  • Transportation by luxury mini-coach
  • The services of your professional driver and separate tour leader
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • 3 x evening meals
  • 1 x seafood lunch
  • A comprehensive touring programme including the following admissions:
    • Wells Cathedral
    • St Michael's Mount
    • Polperro Heritage Centre
    • Private guided tour of Tregothnan Estate
    • Harbour Heritage Museum
    • Salisbury Cathedral
  • Expert local advice during planning your trip.
  • Postage of your vacation documents pack.

arrowOPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Pre or post tour hotel accommodation in London.
  • Airport transfers.

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PRICING

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arrowDEPARTURE DATES AND PRICING 2017

For 2017 departure dates and pricing please click here.

arrowDEPARTURE DATES 2018

START DAY
(in London)
END DAY
(in London)
ADDITIONAL FEATURES PRICE PER PERSON
(sharing twin/ double)
Sun 18 Mar, 2018 Sat 24 Mar, 2018   £ 1,819
Sun 15 Apr, 2018 Sat 21 Apr, 2018   £ 1,919
Sun 22 Apr, 2018 Sat 28 Apr, 2018 Guaranteed £ 1,919
Wed 25 Apr, 2018 Tue 01 May, 2018   £ 1,919
Sun 29 Apr, 2018 Sat 05 May, 2018 Guaranteed £ 1,919
Wed 02 May, 2018 Tue 08 May, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Sun 06 May, 2018 Sat 12 May, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Wed 09 May, 2018 Tue 15 May, 2018   £ 2,019
Thu 10 May, 2018 Wed 16 May, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Sun 13 May, 2018 Sat 19 May, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Wed 16 May, 2018 Tue 22 May, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Thu 17 May, 2018 Wed 23 May, 2018   £ 2,019
Sun 20 May, 2018 Sat 26 May, 2018   £ 2,019
Wed 23 May, 2018 Tue 29 May, 2018   £ 2,019
Thu 24 May, 2018 Wed 30 May, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Sun 27 May, 2018 Sat 02 Jun, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Wed 30 May, 2018 Tue 05 Jun, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Thu 31 May, 2018 Wed 06 Jun, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Sun 03 Jun, 2018 Sat 09 Jun, 2018   £ 2,019
Wed 06 Jun, 2018 Tue 12 Jun, 2018   £ 2,019
Thu 07 Jun, 2018 Wed 13 Jun, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Sun 10 Jun, 2018 Sat 16 Jun, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Wed 13 Jun, 2018 Tue 19 Jun, 2018   £ 2,019
Thu 14 Jun, 2018 Wed 20 Jun, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Sun 17 Jun, 2018 Sat 23 Jun, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Wed 20 Jun, 2018 Tue 26 Jun, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Thu 21 Jun, 2018 Wed 27 Jun, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Sun 24 Jun, 2018 Sat 30 Jun, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Wed 27 Jun, 2018 Tue 03 Jul, 2018   £ 2,019
Thu 28 Jun, 2018 Wed 04 Jul, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Wed 04 Jul, 2018 Tue 10 Jul, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Sun 08 Jul, 2018 Sat 14 Jul, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Wed 11 Jul, 2018 Tue 17 Jul, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Sun 15 Jul, 2018 Sat 21 Jul, 2018   £ 2,019
Wed 18 Jul, 2018 Tue 24 Jul, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Sun 22 Jul, 2018 Sat 28 Jul, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Wed 25 Jul, 2018 Tue 31 Jul, 2018   £ 2,019
Sun 29 Jul, 2018 Sat 04 Aug, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Wed 01 Aug, 2018 Tue 07 Aug, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Sun 05 Aug, 2018 Sat 11 Aug, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Wed 08 Aug, 2018 Tue 14 Aug, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Fri 10 Aug, 2018 Thu 16 Aug, 2018   £ 2,019
Sun 12 Aug, 2018 Sat 18 Aug, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Wed 15 Aug, 2018 Tue 21 Aug, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Sun 19 Aug, 2018 Sat 25 Aug, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Wed 22 Aug, 2018 Tue 28 Aug, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Fri 24 Aug, 2018 Thu 30 Aug, 2018   £ 2,019
Sun 26 Aug, 2018 Sat 01 Sep, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Wed 29 Aug, 2018 Tue 04 Sep, 2018   £ 2,019
Thu 30 Aug, 2018 Wed 05 Sep, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Sun 02 Sep, 2018 Sat 08 Sep, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Wed 05 Sep, 2018 Tue 11 Sep, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 Wed 12 Sep, 2018   £ 2,019
Sun 09 Sep, 2018 Sat 15 Sep, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Wed 12 Sep, 2018 Tue 18 Sep, 2018   £ 2,019
Thu 13 Sep, 2018 Wed 19 Sep, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Sun 16 Sep, 2018 Sat 22 Sep, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Wed 19 Sep, 2018 Tue 25 Sep, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Thu 20 Sep, 2018 Wed 26 Sep, 2018   £ 2,019
Sun 23 Sep, 2018 Sat 29 Sep, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Wed 26 Sep, 2018 Tue 02 Oct, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Thu 27 Sep, 2018 Wed 03 Oct, 2018 Guaranteed £ 2,019
Sun 30 Sep, 2018 Sat 06 Oct, 2018   £ 2,019
Wed 03 Oct, 2018 Tue 09 Oct, 2018 Guaranteed £ 1,919
Sun 07 Oct, 2018 Sat 13 Oct, 2018   £ 1,919
Wed 10 Oct, 2018 Tue 16 Oct, 2018 Guaranteed £ 1,919
Sun 14 Oct, 2018 Sat 20 Oct, 2018   £ 1,919
Wed 17 Oct, 2018 Tue 23 Oct, 2018   £ 1,919

 

Single Supplement: £400.

All tours commence in central London (close to Victoria Station) at 8.30am on the Start Day and finish in London at around 5.30pm (approx) on the End Day.

arrowPRICING NOTES

  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room.
  • Prices are for land only tours and all tours are subject to availability.
  • Prices are correct at the time of publishing to website but are subject to confirmation at time of booking.
  • Prices are in British Pounds Sterling (GBP£) currency for approximate amounts in other currencies please contact us.
  • All trip details are correct at time of publishing to website however due to the nature of small group tours the itinerary is flexible and is subject to change based on a variety of factors.

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